Posts Tagged ‘2006’

The Fox Family (2006)

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Plot: A traveling family circus troupe set up shop and prepare for business in town. What could be anymore innocent? This family of a father, son and his two daughters are actually a group of “kumiho” (basically a group shape-shifting nine tail foxes!!), in order to retain their human appearance for eternity they need to feed on human liver during a full moon.

Now they need to convince some gullible victims to join their troupe. They enlist Gi-Dong a horny old bastard who they take in to feed on, but when he discovers their true form he begs for mercy and insists on helping them attract victims to their circus.

Although now a after brutal murder had taken place just as they arrived, they now have a snoopy cop following their every move.

Let the singing and dancing begin. Read the rest of this entry »

VS: The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)

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The tenacious “Aunt” of director Ann Hui’s 2006 film is something of a middle aged battle-axe at odds with the ever changing sprawling city of Shanghai in which she lives (Ye Rutang played by Gaowa Siqin) we join her meeting her nephew Kuan Kuan at the train station. He soon finds his aunt to be something of a weirdo; she lets her birds fly around the flat, has an empty fridge and no mobile phone. Ergo he decides not only to escape her tenacious ways but also to fake his own kidnapping for financial gain. What happens thereafter to the poor Aunt are a series of tragic, events in which characters drift in and out whilst attempting to con “Aunt” Ye Rutang out of her money. For the first half of the movie these events are interspersed beautifully with comedy then things all get a bit too much for Ye Rutang and she retires to live with the afore-mentioned nephew in a smaller industrial town in Manchuria. Read the rest of this entry »

My Name is Fame (2006)

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Plot: Dried up actor Poon Kar-Fai (Lau Ching-Wan) once relished his time in the lime light and ended up throwing it all away through arrogance. Working in amateurish productions, Poon decides to change his career from Actor to Manager. His protégé appears in the form of mainland beauty – Faye Ng (Fok Sze-Yin). With little experience and knowledge of the business, Poons help is valuable.

With Faye’s popularity growing by the bucket full the relationship between Poon and Faye gets tested. Faye soon finds herself going to star in a rather risqué movie in Japan. With Faye gone, Poon tries his hand at the movie business one last time… Read the rest of this entry »

Rob-B-Hood (2006)

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Plot (HKFlix): Slipper (Jackie Chan), Landlord (Michael Hui) and Octopus (Louis Koo) is a ‘dream team’ of “Thieving Musketeers”. They are like a bullet out of a gun whenever an opportunity for a heist comes. However, rape and pillage is out of the question, as their principle is never to intentionally hurt anyone.

Man Yee, sole heiress to the distinguished Ding Family’s fortunes, has given birth to a boy – Matthew. However, he is snatched away by Man Yee’s ex-boyfriend Max (Terence Yin), who in a state of jealous delusion, thinks Matthew is his own flesh-and-blood. An unfortunate accident leads to Max’s untimely death. Max’s father, a mafia boss is out to take revenge, but more importantly, to regain custody of his ‘grandson’.

A reward of 30 million for the kidnapping of a tiny tod sounds like an offer that the thieving trio cannot refuse. However, one thing snowballs into another, landing everyone into a moral dilemma and a dangerous quandary. And adorable Matthew has made his way into everyone’s heart, so they have to choose between the ransom and their conscience. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-Cycle (2006)

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Plot (Universe): Chu Xun (Angelica Lee) is a young writer whose first novel has become the best seller in Southeast Asia. “Re-Cycle” is her next book. It deals with the supernatural forces. Every reader anticipates the publication of her new book “Re-Cycle”, since all of them believe that her writings can bring impact to them.

Ever since she starts writing “Re-Cycle”, various weird incidents emerge. Later on, she finds out that the heroine of her new book as come out of the fictional world into the real world.

One night, Chu decides to follow the heroine into the other world…in which she has the experience of real and pure horror! Read the rest of this entry »

The Host (2006)

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Plot: Gang-Du is a middle aged father who spends his days sleeping in his food stall by the Han River, the stall is owned by his father. Despite his flaws his father believes that Gang-Du is a good son/father. Their lives are suddenly turned upside down when a giant mutated amphibian (It looks like a mixture of a Toad and cat fish and acrobatic skills of Tarzan rolled into one) emerges from the river. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavenly Mission (2006)

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Plot: Infamous triad Autumn Yip (Ekin Cheng) has just been released from an 8 year sentence in a Thai prison. He returns back to Hong Kong as a changed man, rather killing his rivals with machetes, he’s donating vast amounts of money to several charities and becoming quite the public figure.

Yip’s sudden change of heart doesn’t fool Inspector Ming (Alex Fong) though, he knows that Yip is planning something, people don’t just change, triad is a triad and that’s that.

Another unhappy face is Ghost (Stephen Fung) a young triad in Yip’s group, Ghost was making a name for himself, until Yip returned and stole his thunder.

When Yip is reunited with his old triad buddies he asks for their help. He wants them to help him set up a supposedly legitimate business. But Inspector Ming and his Anti-Triad Unit don’t believe him for a minute.

So the big question is, has Autumn Yip really changed? Read the rest of this entry »

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